Stories from Jo, accounting mentor

Sitting at my flimsy little office desk I am as comfortable, inspired and energetic as I’ve felt for years.

There’s no big salary and no high-tech resources at my disposal. There is, however, an abundance of amazing, talented and keen people. Our CEO (Dr Jeremy) is a volunteering Doctor from Australia and is a visionary with boundless energy.

His wife (Dr Bethany) is equally talented and generous beyond words. They’re also great fun, and great friends. We are all supported by some brilliant experts in their field of medicine, law, accounting and business, back in Australia.

Mostly though, having a common goal, they are all really nice people. In our office there’s Mana (Tetun for sister) Lauren, a young Australian missionary Nurse who I am pleased as punch to call my friend. They threw out the mould when she was made. …

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(We all love Jo and will really miss her when she continues her travels)

Help us do even more

Even though healthcare in Timor-Leste has improved, there is still so much more to do.  

A small amount of money goes a long way with the per person health budget less than US$100 per year. 


Covers the cost of petrol for a month so a healthcare worker can provide home visits around Dili.

$58 p/month

in 12 months

Covers the cost of running a nutrition referral project in one community healthcare centre.

$650 p/month

Covers the full cost to employ a nurse who can help deliver our programs.